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RAFAEL’s unique 360° multi-layer defence solution for the maritime domain (sponsored)
This Industry Spotlight is brought to you by RAFAEL.
RAFAEL’s unique system portfolio comes together to provide a tailor-made and cost-effective suite of its multi-layer defence, addressing current and future naval threats in littoral and blue water arenas.
For the past three decades, RAFAEL has been developing and implementing a wide scope of capabilities for the naval arena. During this time, the company has gained unique experience in the field of naval systems design, production, integration, commissioning and support, along with the important advantage of accumulated experience in major naval projects with leading OEM's and customers all around the world.
RAFAEL's 360° multi-layer defence solution provides a complete naval defence solution for all modern naval threats, above water as well as underwater, based upon years of experience and operational lessons in various naval arenas and scenarios such as: swarm attack, shore-to-sea threats and more, integrating its combat-proven technologies in all domains.
RAFAEL's 360° multi-layer defence solution, among additional advanced naval systems, will be showcased at IMDEX Asia 2019 maritime defence show at Booth M15.
In addition, RAFAEL will also showcase the following systems:
TYPHOON™ MK-30c - The newest member of the reputable Typhoon family of medium-calibre, naval stabilised guns that enables an increased elevation level of up to 70° to deal with newly emerged aerial threats, such as UAVs, which pose a serious threat to navies worldwide.
C-DOME™ - Naval area defence system maritime application of the Iron Dome Air Defense system.
TOPLITE™ MHD - Highly stabilised multispectral HD sensors, multipurpose EO ISR and targeting system.
SEA SPOTTER™ - Naval IR, stabilised, stare & track system (naval IRS²T).
PROTECTOR™ USV - Integrated Unmanned Surface Vehicle for security and naval missions.
SHADE™ – Comprehensive torpedo defence solution for submarines.
ATDS - Torpedo defence solution for surface ships
TORBUSTER™- Fourth generation torpedo countermeasure for submarines, with combined soft kill/hard kill torpedo decoy
RAFAEL's offering is based on its 70 years’ experience as a national defence R&D authority. RAFAEL is a multi-disciplinary system-of-systems integrator and large-scale producer of defence and security solutions for air, land, sea cyber and space applications for the IDF, and customers around the world.
RAFAEL is one of Israel’s three largest defence companies, with approximately 8,000 employees, as well as numerous subcontractors and service suppliers. In 2018, the company recorded sales of $2.6 billion, an order backlog of $6.7 billion, and a net profit of $133 million.
As part of its corporate culture of partnerships and cooperation, RAFAEL has created agreements with over 100 governmental, naval, aviation, space and defence organisations in Israel and around the world. These programmes allow RAFAEL and its partners to capitalise on mutual strengths and leverage existing capabilities.
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